0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues

Not currently available

White Collar Radicals - TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era (Electronic book text)
White Collar Radicals - TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era (Electronic book text): Aaron D....
White Collar Radicals - TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era (Electronic book text): Aaron D....

Share your images

White Collar Radicals - TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era (Electronic book text)

Aaron D. Purcell

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

"This book will make a real contribution to the history of McCarthyism, the history of Tennessee, and the history of TVA." --Russell B. Olwell, At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
They came from all corners of the country-fifteen young, idealistic, educated men and women drawn to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the first of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal projects. Mostly holding entry-level jobs, these young people became friends and lovers, connecting to one another at work and through other social and political networks..
What the fifteen failed to realize was that these activities-union organizing and, for most, membership in the Communist Party-would plunge them into a maelstrom that would endanger, and for some, destroy their livelihoods, social standing, and careers. White Collar Radicals follows their lives from New Deal activism in the 1930s through the 1940s and 1950s government investigations into what were perceived as subversive deeds.
Aaron D. Purcell shows how this small group of TVA idealists was unwillingly thrust from obscurity into the national spotlight, victims and participants of the second? not sure is it is needed] Red Scare in the years following World War II. The author brings into sharp focus the determination of the government to target and expose alleged radicals of the 1930s during the early Cold War period. The book also demonstrates how the national hysteria affected individual lives.
White Collar Radicals is both a historical study and a cautionary tale. The Knoxville Fifteen, who endured the dark days of the McCarthy Era, now have their story told for the first time-a story that offers modern-day lessons on freedom, civil liberties, and the authority of the government.
Aaron D. Purcell is an associate professor and director of special collections at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg

General

Imprint: University of Tennessee Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2011
Authors: Aaron D. Purcell
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-6613098399
Barcode: 9786613098399
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
LSN: 6613098396

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners